Sandi de Souza is SAP Africa’s new CFO

Sandi will play a guiding role in the enterprise application software firm’s transition to a new business model.

Sandi de Souza has been appointed CFO for SAP Africa.

She will focus on supporting SAP’s growth by improving customer-centricity, process excellence and people development through the development of agile and scalable financial service delivery models across the continent.

“I am proud to be part of the team that is helping drive transformation across our finance functions to provide the needed support as SAP transitions to its exciting new cloud-first path,” she said, adding that is excited to play a guiding role in the company's transition. “As an organisation we are at a pivotal moment of our journey as we set a new course for the future.”

The appointment comes as SAP is changing its business model to focus more heavily on cloud services to better support the digital transformation efforts of African enterprises.

Cathy Smith, MD of SAP Africa, says: “Sandi has been an integral part of our organisation's financial operations for more than a decade, where she has led various transformation initiatives while playing a pivotal role in supporting our business as we drive digital transformation across the African continent. We wish her well in her new role and look forward to her expert guidance and support in the coming months.”

Sandi is a CA(SA) and holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Since joining SAP in 2005, she has held numerous senior positions in SAP’s finance, sales and operations departments, including as head of licence management and commercial director for Africa.